|Posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM|
- Rolf Harris faces new Yewtree sex offences allegations
- Sister of mystery man with amnesia says family had no idea where he was
Ariel Castro's home to be demolished Wednesday
Jennifer Lindgren, WKYC-TV, Cleveland August 6, 2013
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland home where Ariel Castro held three young women
for more than a decade will be begin to be demolished Wednesday morning.
The demolition comes less than a week after he was sentenced.
After Ariel Castro's sentencing last week, Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Prosecutor Tim McGinty said the plan was to raze the house as soon as possible.
Castro, who was sentenced to life, plus 1,000 years, without the
possibility of parole repeatedly denied during his sentencing that he had tortured
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight after he kidnapped them
between 2002 to 2004, holding them captive in his home until Berry managed to
escape and alert a neighbor May 6.
Castro, 53, pleaded guilty to 937 charges, including aggravated murder,
rape and kidnapping, to avoid the death penalty.
The house on Seymour Avenue is not only condemned, it represents the
horrors the three survivors faced for 10 years....
Rolf Harris faces new Yewtree sex offences allegations
Rolf Harris Rolf Harris has been a fixture on British TV screens for more
than 40 years 5 August 2013
Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been re-arrested by police over
further allegations of sexual offences.
He was first arrested in March by officers from Operation Yewtree, set up
after claims of sex abuse were made against BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.
His arrests are not connected to the Savile investigation.
The Metropolitan Police said an 83-year-old had been "further arrested in
connection with further allegations", and rebailed until later in August.
Operation Yewtree was set up following the death of Savile in 2011, when
hundreds of sex abuse allegations came to light.
The Met Police have not named Mr Harris, instead describing him as Yewtree
He has been a fixture on British TV screens for more than 40 years, having
arrived in the UK from his native Australia in 1952.
Sister of mystery man with amnesia says family had no idea where he was
16 Jul 2013
By Andrew Rafferty, Staff Writer, NBC News
A mysterious Florida man who awoke in a California hotel room with no
recollection of his past has a sister, it was revealed Tuesday— and she says
she hasn't seen her brother in about 10 years and did not know if he was alive
Michael Boatwright, 61, was found unconscious in a Motel 6 room in Palm
Springs, Cali. four months ago. When he regained conciousness, he called
himself John Ek and, bizarrely, spoke only Swedish, The Desert Sun reported.
The newspaper was able to track down Michelle Brewer, Boatwright’s sister,
in Louisiana. She said she and her family had no idea where her brother
was and had no way to get in touch with him.
"He's always been just a wanderer. Then he'd come back when he needed some
money or something from somebody. Then he'd take off again," Brewer told
Authorities have struggled to piece together the story of the mystery
Doctors diagnosed Boatwright with Transient Global Amnesia in March. The
condition can last for several months and is often triggered by trauma. It
was unclear what, if any, trauma Boatwright may have experienced.
Friends told the Desert Sun that Boatwright was raised in Florida and
first visited Sweden in 1981.
While there he fell in love with Ewa Espling, who told the newspaper that
the two had planned to marry but that Boatwright was haunted by nightmares
of what he saw during the Vietnam War....